Who wouldn't choose the first letter in the alphabet?
Whenever sadness catches me behind the wheel, I adjust my navigation system to the satellite view. From that soaring perspective, my starting and ending points almost always fit beneath the curser showing my position. That usually amuses me, but sometimes, like this time, I realize how I spin my tires and plot my way, yet end up going pretty much nowhere. Then I turn my eyes back to the road, gaze anew at God's glorious creation, and shun the sadness for shelter in His grace. For the difference between "end" and "and" is just one letter, a switch I'll make whenever possible.
“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39.